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The Lost Art of Literature
Dec01

The Lost Art of Literature

Last school year during a history lecture, my favorite teacher went off on a little tangent to tell the class how no one reads enough anymore, and that she could easily give each of us a list of books we need to read for us to become just a little bit more scholarly. Well, being the academia addict that I am, I stayed after class that day which resulted in me getting some highlighted titles on the college reading list and a pile of...

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LA SED Provides Activities and Support for Southwest Detroit Seniors

  By John Bentley Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development (LA SED) has been providing a variety of bilingual services and activities for the residents of Southwest Detroit since 1969. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, it serves both young people and older adults. The senior center at 7150 W. Vernor – in the same facility that houses the youth programs – helps adults 64 and over maintains an independent lifestyle in their own...

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Camp Fabulous Empowers Detroit Through Holistic Beauty & Wellness
Jun01

Camp Fabulous Empowers Detroit Through Holistic Beauty & Wellness

By Tene Dismuke DETROIT- The House of Bastet is a women’s empowerment studio, which focuses on providing life skills, mentoring, and educational opportunities to girls of all colors in Detroit Michigan. Exposing young ladies to health, beauty, fashion and self-expression.   This camp was designed to provide opportunities for young ladies in these modern times to appreciate and love whom she is and learn positive tools to enhance...

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Re-Purposed
Mar01

Re-Purposed

Finding herself in an unfamiliar situation in 2014- facing bankruptcy -after working for a major insurance company for 35 years, and over 61 Paula had to ask herself the hard questions; How? What? Where do I go from here?   Not surprising for many “Baby Boomers” who may find themselves in a work environment that is downsizing, or there is an unexpected health challenge. Many are not prepared financially and the future can be...

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Walking down memory lane

Too often we don’t understand the importance of something until it becomes a thing of the past. And here I am, deep in retrospection over something I now realize has incomparably impacted my life.   My mom signed my brothers and me up for the neighborhood Boys and Girls Club when I was six years old, and it’s been a part of who I am ever since. As a kid I was incredibly shy, as opposed to my brothers, so an environment filled...

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Bayview Yacht Club: ‘Small club with a big punch’
Jun01

Bayview Yacht Club: ‘Small club with a big punch’

The Detroit-based Bayview Yacht Club (BYC) is a name carrying resonance in sailing circles, but it’s certainly not among the heavy hitters – at least in terms of membership numbers – compared to groups on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.   So current BYC Commodore Hanson Bratton admits feeling a “bit out of place” when he attended a recent conference in Newport, Rhode Island featuring clubs often associated with America’s Cup...

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